October 10, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 21

Stories from the October 10, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Web Extra: Men’s Water Polo Comes Up Short

The men’s water polo team put forth its best defensive effort of the season, but unbalanced scoring cost the team another game in the Colonials 9-8 loss to conference-rival Johns Hopkins University Wednesday night at the Smith Center, head coach Scott Reed said. Junior Pat Dodge dominated the Colonials’ offensive, scoring five goals in the […]

Around Campus

University dedicates MC ballroom About 100 administrators and city officials snacked on cheese, crackers and desserts for a Wednesday morning reception to dedicate the third floor Marvin Center Grand Ballroom the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Conference Center. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he was “resisting the temptation to kiss” foundation president Calvin Cafritz […]

INTERVIEW: Fight Club author on Satanic Santas and necrophilia

“Anytime you start talking about dead babies, necrophilia and end up desecrating the body of that dead baby you tend to get into some really edgy territory.” There it is – insight into the mind of Chuck Palahniuk, writer of the “Fight Club” novel and collaborator on the film edition starring Ed Norton and Brad […]

Recent shootings strike fear

Police are investigating a shooting in Manassas, Va. that occurred Wednesday night and may be connected to the same gunman as a weeklong series of shootings in D.C. and city suburbs. CNN reported a man was shot while pumping gas at about 8:15 p.m. Police are looking for two white males in a white vehicle, […]

INTERVIEW: The guy who wrote Pulp Fiction?

Intercourse veiled in the dark shadow of winter’s eve. Crouched in the back room, a group of shady businessmen watch as a decidedly maniacal fireman and maintenance man find despicable reasons to “fix the pipes” in a busty young 20-something’s apartment. It’s just another adult film, but disconcerting all the same. Imagine all that could […]

SJT endorses controversial letter

More than 300 university presidents, including GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, recently endorsed a statement calling for “intimidation-free campuses” that would prevent future anti-Semetic attacks among college students. The statement, which stemmed from attacks against Jewish students on college campuses in recent months, caused at least one president to withdraw his support because of its […]

INTERVIEW: Cave In; hard living in soft rock

One limps by, barely balanced on his cane while another speaks softly of scorching fires and the logistics of flipping a van off the side of the road. It’s nothing to them really, just the average wounds from the road. Say what you will, the guys in Cave In are hardcore, even if their sound […]

SA notes

Student Association President Phil Robinson filed a suit in student court Wednesday after the SA overrode his veto on the Financial Reform Act of 2002, which placed stronger checks on the executive branch. “When something as blatantly unconstitutional as this occurs, I am simply forced to address it,” Robinson said. “It’s not something I want […]

Porn and Chicken, enough said

“Because chicken tastes good and porn is video of naked people having sex with each other.” If you need any more explanation than that, you’re probably not familiar with Comedy Central, or its first original movie, Porn ‘n Chicken. Of course the term “original” should be used loosely. It’s actually a true story. Yes, it’s […]